Barnsley manager Keith Hill has said that he wants to avoid a repeat of last season. Barnsley finished the last season narrowly escaping relegation, but they have already made some significant inroads in the transfer market according to the manager. He has said that the club needs only two more signings in order to be ready for the start of the new season. Barnsley have already been linked with Manchester United youth prospect, who is yet to make his breakthrough into the first-team. The players will be flying to Marbella for a pre-season camp, which Keith Hill is hoping to fully utilise.
The club have already signed a number of high profile players like the former Tottenham striker Mido, while the highly rated former Chelsea youth team player Jacob Mellis has also signed with the club. Mido his player who has vast experience of playing in the Premier league and in the Championship, while Jacob Mellis has also proved to be a great member of the Chelsea reserve team last season. However, he was released from the club after being found guilty of causing the training ground incident only recently. The club also looked at the possibility of signing Brighton player Gordon Greer.
“We’re working hard to sign new players; hopefully we’ll have a couple more in the start of the new season,” said the sporting director of the club in a recent interview. The club have also revealed that they have had to offers rejected for the Manchester United prospect Oliver Norwood, also Keith Hill believes that a slight increase in the last offer will be able to secure his services. Barnsley’s presence in the Championship can be credited a lot in the points deduction for Portsmouth. Without it, the club would have easily been relegated to the third division of English football.